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The Reckoning

22 - 23 January 2026
2.00pm – 9.00pm AEDT
We’ve weathered fire, flood, scandal, political failures and a pandemic in a few short and shocking years. We should probably unpack that. All online, all free.
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UNSW Sydney is the 2022 Education Partner of Sydney Festival! To celebrate this partnership, the UNSW Centre for Ideas presented a gutsy talk series that combines big conversations with a splash of comic relief to tackle the issues shaping our future. Stan Grant, Richard Holden, Emma Johnston, Benjamin Law, George Megalogenis, Rosalind Dixon and Laura Tingle are among those on the roll call to discuss pandemic politics, climate (in)action, Indigenous recognition and our changing national identity.

Past Events

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22 Jan Past event
DIGITAL EVENT | After two years of arguing about how to ‘balance’ public health and the economy, it’s time to talk about what we have learned.
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22 Jan Past event
DIGITAL EVENT | As our environment suffers and pressures from the outside world loom, what will come to define Australian national identity?
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22 Jan Past event
DIGITAL EVENT | With national power siphoned towards state premiers, the allergy to massive government spending cured, and scientific advice brought to the fore, what future will our new political landscape hold?